A STEP OF OBEDIENCE TO GOD
Baptism Is How We Tell Those Around Us That Our Life Has Been
Changed Because Of Jesus
What Is Baptism?
Baptism is a outward sign of an inward change that has happened. The Bible calls for Christians to take the step of Baptism as the first act of obedience to God's Plan for each of our lives. It's very important to understand that baptism is not what allows us to go to heaven when we die. That is only made possible by placing our shed blood of Jesus in payment for our sin.
Who should be baptized?
Every person who has accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior should follow God's command to be baptized. Baptism tells those around us, "I've Decided To Follow Jesus. I'm Different Now"!
Can I get baptized without first being saved?
No. Before Salvation and making a decision to follow Jesus, baptism would mean nothing. It would simply be an act of dunking someone in a tank of water. The life change happens when we choose to follow Jesus. Baptism just reinforces our decision to live for Jesus with those around us.
My child just accepted Jesus. Should they get baptized now or wait until they understand what baptism is?
This is a tough question and one that you might find yourself asking when you've raised your kids in the faith. It's exciting as a parent to see your child make their faith their own. It is important that your child truly understands what Salvation and Baptism are. This can't be rushed and it's something that your child will have to work through as you guide them and teach them what the Bible say's regarding these things.
What are the requirements before I can be baptized?
1. Accept Jesus as your Lord and commit your life to live for Him.